10 Facts About How Poverty Impacts Education | The Science of Learning

This is an interesting article that touches on the impact of Poverty on Education. It starts by stating that a majority of K-12 students in the Southern and Western United States now live in low-income households.  It then goes on to explore 10 facts that impacts impoverished children. It’s important to explore this because early interventions and proper education will  increase younger learner’s potential for success.

The facts listed are:

  1. Disadvantages before birth
  2. Less verbal exposure
  3. Poor sense of agency
  4. Low executive function
  5. More demanding environment
  6. Comparisons are misleading
  7. It’s getting worse
  8. Targeted intervention
  9. Brain plastically works both ways
  10. Smart design



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